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Home > Fake Coin Reports > Fake Roman Imperial Coins: Late Empire: Constantine - Anastasius: AD 307 - 518
Valerian Valens Follis of Alexandria
Modern fake of RIC Alexandria 19.
Valerian Valens. AE follis. AD 316-317. Alexandria mint.
IMP C AVR VAL VALENS PF AVG, laureate head right.
IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left.
K in left field, wreath over X over A in right field.
Mintmark ALE.
RIC VII Alexandria 19.

What to watch for:
1. The wreath ties on the genuine coin are hanging vertically.
2. The eagle on the reverse of the genuine type has a smaller wreath.
3. On the fake, the eagle looks like a swan with its head and neck left.
4. On the fake, the laurel leaves on the obverse are larger than on the genuine item.
See a genuine coin here:
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/valerius_valens/_alexandria_RIC_019_A.jpg
and unlisted officina B:
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/valerius_valens/_alexandria_RIC_019_B.jpg
Keywords: Valerian Valens Follis Alexandria Jupiter eagle ALE laureate right Valens Valerian

Valerian Valens Follis of Alexandria

Modern fake of RIC Alexandria 19.
Valerian Valens. AE follis. AD 316-317. Alexandria mint.
IMP C AVR VAL VALENS PF AVG, laureate head right.
IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left.
K in left field, wreath over X over A in right field.
Mintmark ALE.
RIC VII Alexandria 19.

What to watch for:
1. The wreath ties on the genuine coin are hanging vertically.
2. The eagle on the reverse of the genuine type has a smaller wreath.
3. On the fake, the eagle looks like a swan with its head and neck left.
4. On the fake, the laurel leaves on the obverse are larger than on the genuine item.
See a genuine coin here:
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/valerius_valens/_alexandria_RIC_019_A.jpg
and unlisted officina B:
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/valerius_valens/_alexandria_RIC_019_B.jpg

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Album name:helvetica / Fake Roman Imperial Coins: Late Empire: Constantine - Anastasius: AD 307 - 518
Keywords:Valerian / Valens / Follis / Alexandria / Jupiter / eagle / ALE / laureate / right / Valens / Valerian
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George X   [Apr 25, 2019 at 01:20 AM]
also the spread of the lettering on the reserve does not clearly separate the mint, and victory is not presenting wreath properly

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